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Birthday Gifts for Grandma

So, with the height issue, I've been looking for short walkers with seats. The one I ID'd before had a minimum of 32", which I'm not sure is short enough. Heck, I doubt the generic hospital one she has now is short enough to be comfy.

Today I found a "junior" size that adjusts between 29 and 33 inches. This may be low enough. Then there's this one, which comes in a "super low" height, but doesn't give details.



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Jun. 27th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Good luck finding what you're looking for!
Jun. 30th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
Ravan, Gma really needs to have the back not roll. She does need new tennis balls for her current walker. That can be done for a whole lot less money. She has a problem with brakes. Hell, she doesn't even remember to put the brakes on her wheelchair much of the time. Having to set the ones on the walker might be beyond her ability right now. Also, if you want to get her that, let's see if we can do it through her usual supplier as a replacement or additional need and get most of it paid for by her insurance or medicare. Think about it. I will check with them and see if that would be possible. Why spend your money when you don't need to do so.

It looks like I will be helping gma buy a new dishwasher. The pump in her old 33 year old Maytag is not doing the job. I will be spending tomorrow trying to find someone who even works on dishwashers or will install one if I go get the sucker. At least I found a plumber to fix her one shower, I think. LOL Through the week and likely most of next Wednesday I will be getting your room ready by moving much of the stuff that the "helpful -NOT" housecleaner stacked in there out onto the porche where it belongs in the first place. The computer I got to work on for her, maybe, will have to find a home in that room though as the porch is not airconditioned. LOL (Unless we leave the door open, that is, and we don't usually do that. }

Love you . Counting the Days. Left you a cell message with erzatz directions. Call if you need more, or just to talk. Hugs
Jun. 30th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)
How much do you need for a new dishmasher?
Jun. 30th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I don't know yet, but I imagine it will be in the nature of $200 or so depending on where I get it and who puts it in. I figured Bill and I would make part of it some of her birthday gift. I just discovered the problem yesterday. I managed to get the stinky water pretty well pumped out today. Now I just have to find someone to look at it but I think it has had it at the ripe age of 33. All Gma really wants for her birthday is for you to come see her. Really. That is it. A recent photo of you that she could put on her shelf to show to her friends would also be nice. She can hardly see it, but would show it off I know.

Oh, while you are here, do you want to have your hair washed, set, blow dried, styled, and/or cut? If so, I will make an appt for you with us as we go on Tuesday afternoon. If you are like me, having someone wash your hair for you is pure heaven! Love you! Hugs
Jun. 30th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
I can afford to kick in some for the dishwasher, then. I've been pinching my pennies to make sure I had plenty $$$ for this trip.

Sounds good. I probably don't need it cut yet, but having someone else wash it is always great. I'll be sure to bring my fragrance free shampoo.

Oh, did you get the email with my itinerary? Also, did you say you needed a hard drive? I might have an 80 Gb one around that isn't being used...
Jul. 4th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
Didn't get the email. Where did you send it? Try jemylfla@yahoo.com as the others don't always get read and I delete my spam folder. OOPS?
Jul. 4th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
Can always use another hard drive. Don't know what is wrong with the one puter for gma yet. Do know that my maxtor says it has a problem. Still works OK, but need to back it all up soon.
Jul. 4th, 2005 10:12 pm (UTC)
The spare is a 60 Gb, not an 80. Good for backups.
Jul. 5th, 2005 10:47 pm (UTC)
Aaack, my spare is SATA, not EIDE. Won't work in older systems. Sorry.
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
I think all mine are still eide with win2000. Don't know SATA yet. Maybe you can 'splain while you are at gmas.

We are watching Dennis and hope he stays on current course with no right turns. We'll have rain on Sunday but shouldn't get much by way of the winds. Pray to the gods and I will too that it misses us and gets blown to smithereens instead. It's awfully early for big 'canes. They usually start to bug us late August through October, Do you need driving directions?
Jul. 8th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
It's bigger than anything in my machines. LOL
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